An animated Youtube clip in which an overview of the original position and the veil of ignorance is given.
This is a very useful, although slightly technical, website to look at the main reasons why we care about freedom of speech and the main defense thereof, by John Stuart Mill. Subsequent sections look at why offense, not direct harm, can itself be a reason to curb our liberties to speech as we choose.
The Pike River mine disaster is a useful case study regarding the ethical practices of journalists during times of extreme stress and grief. Notably, it demonstrates to what extent journalists are prepared to go for a good, humanised story. This case study provides a pertinent and relevant case study on an applied ethical issue. For […]
Philosophy Resource Managing | Home Title: Readings in Philosophy of Religion: East Meets West Editor: Eshleman, Andrew Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Date: 2008 Location: Carlton, Victoria ISBN: 978-1-4051-4717-0 This is intended as a university textbook for philosophy of religion. It serves this purpose very well mainly because of its balance between Western and non-Western philosophy; a […]
Philosophy Resource Managing | Home Title: Dao De Jing Translator: Moeller, Hans-Georg Publisher: Open Court ISBN: 0-8126-9625-5 The Dao De Jing is a classic text of Chinese philosophy. When translating this text, it is difficult to strike a balance between preserving its poetic flow and making the philosophical ideas explicit. This translation by Hans-Georg Moeller […]
This article gives a comprehensive and clear introduction to the theories of John Rawls and Robert Nozick. The content and language used is appropriate for Year 11, 12 and 13 styudents.
A useful introduction to distributive justice, this resource discusses equality, need, desert and the objections connected to each basis of distribution. This Article is targeted to Year 12 and 13 students but could potentially be manageable for younger students as well.
Although this site is intended for classics pupils, it provides an engaging introducton to the lives and thought of some key Greek and Roman thinkers, so it will be invaluable if you want to introduce a class to a particular philosopher before tackling his ideas, or are using a classics Achievement Standard for assessment.
This is a website which allows students to Submit an argument to the Clinic and have it criticised by staff at the University of Northern Colorado. You can also look at arguments already posted by others and see the responses. This site could be useful to help student see how to construct arguments and then […]
This very useful and secondary school student appropriate website, is targeted at students in Year 12 and 13. It covers a range of topics including reason and experience, why should I be governed? Why should I be moral? The idea of God, persons, knowledge of the external world, tolerance, the value of art, God and […]